Frederikke Bundgaard Stensig went from being a soccer girl to being crazy about danceMy year at efterskole was a landmark in my life in many ways. Sometimes studying at a boarding school opens up your horizons as you are pushed - sometimes out in deep waters where you must learn to swim. The good thing is that you will always get help at an efterskole - where teachers and school mates will help you find a foothold once again.
I went to boarding school as a soccer girl, but it opened my eyes to the joy of gymnastics and its rhythmic moves. It was such a cool experience to find something like that, where you stop for a minute and think: "Hey, this is just right. This is me."
After turning 22, I began my studies at University. Comparative literature.
I have travelled to many different places fx. New York, Brazil, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Egypt and many more. Now I live on a farm with my husband, my son, Svend, and 600 cows.
Bachelor of Arts in Literary Studies with a minor in Danish 2016, University of Southern Denmark
Gerlev Idrætshøjskole 2011
I am passionate about giving our students a year that truly makes a difference. But they must dare to take their place in the equation themselves - even if it can be difficult to solve it at times. Only then, can you truly know who you are!
After Gymnasium, which I finished with as many subjects within humanities as I could; Latin, French, English, Danish, I took a gap year. I became a part of a Kibbutz community where I worked in palm trees from before sunrise and throughout the whole day. It was a fantastic experience giving me both an exciting cultural encounter and the possibility of standing on my own two feet.
After my travels, when I had scraped together some money again, I went to Gerlev Idrætshøjskole for half a year. Here I had dance as my profile subject and quickly discovered that in addition to gymnastics, which I had practiced eagerly since boarding school, I love dancing!
I then moved to Odense and started my Bachelor's - all the while practicing dance and movement as much as I could.
It is an amazing place! It is a unique opportunity to go to school AND the school of life in a safe, protected environment.